Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci is an Italian journalist for Catholic News Agency and Vatican analyst for ACI Stampa. He is a contributor to the National Catholic Register.

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin: Ukraine has the right to defend itself, but arms shipments could cause ‘terrible’ escalation

Apr 7, 2022 / 10:34 am

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, discussed the Holy See's diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting in Ukraine in an exclusive interview with CNA.

Are there any big changes in the authoritative version of the new Vatican constitution?

Apr 4, 2022 / 06:10 am

The Vatican published the editio typica of its constitution on March 31.

Behind the Order of Malta’s reform debate is a clash of two visions

Mar 31, 2022 / 04:42 am

Pope Francis will decide which of the two world views prevails.

Who will be the next leader of Italy’s Catholic bishops’ conference?

Mar 29, 2022 / 03:45 am

The choice will ultimately be made by Pope Francis.

Will an Italian convent be closed for opposition to COVID-19 vaccines?

Mar 28, 2022 / 06:45 am

The Vatican carried out an inspection of the Monastery of Santa Caterina in Perugia.

Praedicate evangelium: Things you might have missed in the new Vatican constitution

Mar 21, 2022 / 06:00 am

The new constitution marks a significant change in the philosophy underlying the Roman Curia.

Why does Pope Francis inaugurate the Vatican City State’s judicial year?

Mar 17, 2022 / 05:30 am

Previously, the judicial year was inaugurated by the president of the Vatican City State Tribunal.

Latvia’s foreign minister: The Church must keep its moral compass

Mar 16, 2022 / 12:55 pm

Edgars Rinkēvičs met with Pope Francis on March 14.

Catholic theologians are standing up for Ukraine — and so are their Orthodox peers

Mar 15, 2022 / 13:35 pm

The war is exposing stark divisions within Eastern Orthodoxy.

Why the Zanchetta case matters for the Church

Mar 11, 2022 / 10:35 am

The Vatican has made no public comment on the court’s verdict.

How Pope Francis’ tone on the Ukraine war has shifted

Mar 8, 2022 / 13:15 pm

The pope’s words at the Angelus marked a subtle but important change.

The Order of Malta’s reform is now firmly in Pope Francis’ hands

Mar 7, 2022 / 09:35 am

Knights said that the pope ‘listened carefully to their issues’ at a Feb. 26 meeting.

How the Ukraine conflict is reshaping relations between Churches

Mar 3, 2022 / 07:20 am

The Patriarchate of Moscow appears increasingly isolated.

What is Pope Francis’ plan for traditionalist groups?

Feb 22, 2022 / 09:55 am

A new decree underlines the pope’s complex relationship with the traditionalist world.

Will the latest canon law changes further delay the Vatican’s new constitution?

Feb 21, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The blueprint for reform of the Roman Curia has been years in the making.

Are Pope Francis’ changes to canon law true decentralization?

Feb 16, 2022 / 06:30 am

In practice, the pope has imposed decentralization by centralizing decisions upon himself.

What’s behind Pope Francis’ changes to the Vatican’s doctrinal office?

Feb 15, 2022 / 05:05 am

The pope is restructuring the Vatican department once known as ‘La Suprema,’ or supreme curial office.

Are diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Beijing on the horizon?

Feb 11, 2022 / 08:30 am

Two personnel moves have prompted speculation that the Vatican is changing its diplomatic strategy.

Can Cardinal Hollerich help to reconcile the German ‘Synodal Way’ with the global synodal process?

Feb 10, 2022 / 10:30 am

A working group is bringing together leaders of the two initiatives.

German Catholic bishop: Benedict XVI did not want to cover up clerical abuse

Feb 4, 2022 / 05:00 am

Bishop Stefan Oster noted that Benedict had fought abuse ‘against no small opposition in the Vatican.’